Chapter’s Grants are available for education, training, research and other special interest needs that enrich our industry.


The MPI Foundation, along with the generous support of our industry partners, offers MPI Chapter’s grants for education, training, research and other special interest needs that enrich our industry. Grants for MPI Chapter programs with monetary assistance up to $5000 USD are awarded by the Grants & Scholarship Committee and requests above that amount are considered a major grant and awarded by the MPI Foundation Global Board of Trustees.

Find out more about major grants here.


MPI Foundation Chapter-Developed Grant applications require two additional component parts. The first is a short-answer section showing how the proposed program meets each criterion for chapter-developed grants. The final component of the application is a detailed explanation showing how much money is being requested and what the rate on the return of investment of funds is expected to be.

Please note that realistic and evidence-based answers matter most to the Grants and Scholarship Judging Committee. Chapters do not need to rate highly on each and every potential criterion in order to be considered meritorious.


At this time, a gracious donation has made funds available for MPI Chapters from CVENT. Chapter leaders should reach out to Rachel Marion at Anna Linthicum to learn about how to qualify. These funds are limited.


MPI Chapter Grants Awarded in 2020

MPI UK/Ireland
MPI Carolinas
MPI Ottawa
MPI Italia




Our overall experience with this program was very positive.
We held a speed networking event for Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) where people got five minutes to meet with others in the industry, then they switched off.
Our Foundation sent money to help offset canceled ticket costs because we are a global association and look out for our members anywhere. If we stop coming together we’ve got no chance. We need to keep meeting and champion our community, our profession and what we do.